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ITV sitcom Watching proved so popular that it ran for a massive six years, regularly reeling in an impressive 13 million viewers.

Produced by Granada Television and aired on ITV, the programme charted the convoluted and unexpected romance between the sharp-tongued and street wise Brenda and a the slightly sappy Malcolm.

The title cleverly alluded to Brenda's (played by Emma Wray) and her sister Pamela's (Lisa Tarbuck) fondness for 'people watching', as well as Malcolm's (Paul Bown) keen interest in birdwatching.

The sitcom's huge success played a pivotal role in kick-starting many of the cast members' acting careers. Some subsequently appeared in popular soaps like EastEnders, Coronation Street and Emmerdale. READ MORE: The rise of Eastlands - from 'barren wasteland' to Manchester powerhouse READ MORE: Greater Manchester soap was meant to take on EastEnders - but only lasted a year Additionally, some cast members were established stars of screen and stage who, unfortunately, are no longer with us today.

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